LLN and English proficiency test

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  • There are three parts to this test which you must complete in 60 minutes (I hour).
    Part A – Reading and Numeracy - 20 minutes
    Part B – Grammar and Numeracy - 10 minutes
    Part C – Writing - 30 minutes

    PART A Read the text and answer the questions
  • Recipe: Tomato vegetable pasta

    Serves: 5 Cost per portion: 52 cents
    • 300g prepared vegetables (carrots, fennel, cabbage)
    • 1 onion, peeled
    • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
    • 1 tbsp cooking oil
    • 1 kg passata
    • 2 tbsp dried mixed herbs
    • 100g spaghetti

    • Finely chop the veg, onion and garlic in a food processor.
    • Put the oil in a pan and add the vegetable mix. Fry for 5-10 minutes until they are soft.
    • Add the passata and herbs, stir and leave to simmer for 20 minutes.
    • Make up the spaghetti according to the package instructions.
    • Remove the sauce from the heat and pulse in a blender.
  • The name Australia is derived from the Latin Terra Australis ("southern land"), a name used for a hypothetical continent in the Southern Hemisphere since ancient times.
    When Europeans first began visiting and mapping Australia in the 17th century, the name Terra Australis was naturally applied to the new continent.
    The name Australia was popularised by the explorer Matthew Flinders, who said it was "more agreeable to the ear".
    The first time that Australia appears to have been officially used was in 1817, when Governor Lachlan Macquarie acknowledged the receipt of Flinders' charts of Australia from Lord Bathurst. In 1824, the Admiralty agreed that the continent should be known officially by that name.

    Colloquial names for Australia include "Oz" and “Down Under". Other epithets include "the Great Southern Land", "the Lucky Country", "the Sunburnt Country", and "the Wide Brown Land". The last two derive from Dorothea Mackellar's 1908 poem "My Country".
  • Safe lifting procedure

    It is important that staff lift and move stock safely. Always follow the procedure below:
    • Before you lift anything, assess the load so you know if it is very heavy
    • Get close to the load so you do not have to reach out to pick it up
    • Lower your body without bending your back
    • Get a firm grip with both hands so the load does not slip
    • Lift using your leg muscles so you do not strain your back

  • Packaged food labeling includes specific information to assist consumers in making a choice. Look at this muesli bar label and answer the questions that follow.

  • PART B Choose one correct answer:

  • PART C: Choose one of the topics below and write 150 words.

  • Plan your answer first and then write. Remember quality is more important than quantity. Use a piece of paper to plan your answer before you start this section. You have 30 minutes once you start typing in the space provided.

    A. I chose to come to Sydney to study rather than going to another city.
    B. I chose to study a Business course because it will help my career.
    C. I want to achieve ______________ while I’m in Sydney.
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